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Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 21 July 1939 (USA)
Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation.

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W.S. Van Dyke (as W.S. Van Dyke II)

Writers:

Kay Van Riper (screen play), Aurania Rouverol (based on the characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lewis Stone ... Judge Hardy
Mickey Rooney ... Andy Hardy
Cecilia Parker ... Marian Hardy
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Hardy
Ann Rutherford ... Polly Benedict
Sara Haden ... Aunt Milly
Helen Gilbert ... Rose Meredith
Terry Kilburn ... 'Stickin' Plaster
John T. Murray ... Don Davis
George P. Breakston ... 'Beezy' (as George Breakston)
Charles Peck Charles Peck ... Tommy
Sidney Miller ... Sidney
Addison Richards ... Mr. Benedict
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Mr. Higgenbotham
Erville Alderson ... Bailiff
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Storyline

Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. When his play is chosen as the school's annual production, Andy seizes the opportunity to spend as much time as possible with his pretty teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

André Hardy s'enflamme See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial television presentation in Los Angeles Thursday 25 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Miami 7 May 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Memphbis 18 May 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 8 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 15 June 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Chicago, Honolulu and Altoona PA 22 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), on KHVH (Channel 13), and on WFBG (Channel 10), in Binghamton NY 29 June 1957 on WNBH (Channel 12), in Hartford CT 1 July 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Portland OR 1 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Tampa 12 September 1957 on WFLA (Channel 8), in Phoenix 22 September 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Baltimore 29 September 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), and, eventually in San Francisco 9 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), in Seattle 12 July 1958 on KING (Channel 5), and, finally, in New York City, where its earliest documented telecast took place 1 April 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Hardy: Does my little man feel a toothache when he drinks cold water?
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A Young Man's Fancy
5 March 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I think the title says it all. Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever occurs when after seeing his on and off girl friend Ann Rutherford entertaining a young naval officer, Mickey Rooney gets down in the dumps. But he perks up after seeing the new drama teacher Helen Gilbert and she's got a project for the kids at Carvel High School. She wants to do an original play and the one she picks was written by the love struck Andy Hardy.

The older generation of the Hardys has its problems too. Of all people Lewis Stone gets himself conned by a pair of grifters, Stanley Andrews and Byron Foulger, who tell him that some land he owns has a nice deposit of bauxite on it from which aluminum comes. Using the Judge's well known reputation for integrity to work for them, they fleece a lot of potential investors.

Of course business and financial problems do kind of sort themselves out for both generations of Hardy men. They always do.

Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever is a better than average feature from the series. It has the presence of Woody Van Dyke who usually was assigned to A list films for MGM and he did right by his cast. I guess Louis B. Mayer must have had nothing else for him at the moment and the moguls never liked for their contract people to be idle.

Whatever it was, it worked.


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